AVBFB appoints first ever full time employee

The association and charity that represents and supports Western Australia’s largest emergency service – the 26,000-strong Volunteer Bush Fire Service – has significantly enhanced its capacity to manage what it says are increasingly complex and challenging policy and stakeholder relationship issues. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has announced that the currently part-time…

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC: Response to statement regarding Emergency Services Announcements for the hearing impaired

For members’ interest, the following statement was made by Disability Services Minister Hon Stephen Dawson MLC in response to this statement made a day earlier by the Hon Simon O’Brien MLC HON STEPHEN DAWSON: I rise briefly to respond to an important issue that was raised last night in this chamber by Hon Simon O’Brien,…

International Firefighters’ Day Memorial Service – Statement by Hon Fran Logan MLA

The following statement was read into Parliament today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE MR F. LOGAN: On Sunday, 5 May, I attended the International Firefighters’ Day memorial service at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park. The annual service is coordinated by the Department of Fire and…

QoN: Terry Redman to Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan re BCoE location

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman and answered today in the Legislative Assembly by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA. EMERGENCY SERVICES — BUSHFIRE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE — LOCATION Mr T. Redman to the Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services: I refer to the Minister’s decision…

QwN: Don Punch to Emergency Services Minister re “Multipurpose facility in Collie”

The following Question Without Notice was asked by the Member for Bunbury, Don Punch and answered today in Parliament by Hon Fran Logan, Emergency Services Minister. DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES — MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY — COLLIE Mr D. PUNCH to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the McGowan Labor government’s commitment to…

QoN: Enhanced Prescribed Burning Program

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman and answered today in the lower house by Reece Whitby, the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Environment Minister, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC. ENVIRONMENT — ENHANCED PRESCRIBED BURNING PROGRAM Mr T. Redman to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Environment; Disability Services;…

WA Gov’t: Collie to be home to multipurpose bushfire management facility

Below is a media statement published by the Premier Mark McGowan, Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan and Minister for Volunteering and Member for Collie-Preston, Mick Murray. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) understands the need for this government to invest in Collie and based on the limited information we currently have, provide in…

WA Nationals: Minister Logan Failing Volunteer Firefighters

For member’s information, please find below a media statement published by Nationals WA Emergency Services Spokesperson Colin de Grussa. The Nationals WA Emergency Services Spokesperson Colin de Grussa says it is disappointing that the Minister for Emergency Services has again failed to consult and support  volunteer firefighters. The Minister has rejected an offer from WA’s…